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Scottsdale police announce arrest in Molotov cocktail cases

Scottsdale police said Saturday morning that an arrest has been made in connection with several incidents where Molotov cocktails were used to damage property in the city. No other details were …
Norma Faris Hubele is the founder of, a free website for new car safety ratings and information.

Car safety can be better for women

Have you ever given thought to who vehicle safety is designed toward? According to one Valley expert, it’s historically been tailored to best keep a man’s body safe. That is, until …

Scottsdale commission not ready to advance sustainability plan

The Scottsdale Environmental Advisory Coalition met Jan. 25 to review progress on 15 areas of sustainability that city officials have committed to meeting. Commission members said they are not …

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State lawmakers to hold community town hall on Rio Verde Foothills water issues

State Representatives Alexander Kolodin, Joseph Chaplik, and Gail Griffin (Chair of the House Committee on Natural Resources, Energy & Water), and State Senator John Kavanagh are hosting a …

Scottsdale exceeds its 2022 water-saving goal

The city of Scottsdale reduced municipal water use by 38 million gallons in 2022, following through on a commitment made last January in the face of worsening drought in the Colorado River basin.
Academic achievement

Scottsdale student qualifies for James Madison University dean’s list

Scottsdale resident Hannah Wiegand has been named to the dean’s list at James Madison University for the fall 2022 semester. 
Tax Season

Scottsdale Community College offering free tax return help starting Jan. 28

Tax season is here, and Scottsdale Community College is offering free, basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing for the community.
Refresh & Recycle

Super Bowl clean-ups in Old Town Scottsdale alleys completed

Scottsdale’s alleyways see major aesthetic improvements with the city’s refresh campaign — just in time for the anticipated crowds heading to the Valley.

Arizona official asks for urgency in Rio Verde water solution

An elected member of Arizona’s House of Representatives is asking the state’s corporation commission to move swiftly in an attempt to rectify water needs in the Rio Verde Foothills …
Giving Back

Scottsdale students donate $500 in gift cards to Child Crisis Arizona

Students at Camelback Desert School in Scottsdale recently donated $500 in gift cards to Child Crisis Arizona. 

Judge backs Scottsdale in Rio Verde Foothills water case

A judge has declined to make Scottsdale resume sending water to Rio Verde Foothills, saying government, not the courts, should resolve the issue. “Water is life in Arizona,” Maricopa …
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Kush: Scottsdale pulls the welcome mat

Recently, I had the privilege of attending the “top off” ceremony (top floor concrete poured) for the 11-story Caesar’s Hotel currently under way next to Scottsdale Fashion Square. …

Low: 6 tips to success in the new year

In the fast-paced world we live in, it can be easy to get caught up in the daily grind, get lost in the trends and worry about the competition. But in order to set yourself up for success — …

Klapp: More healthcare cost-saving measures needed for cash-strapped Americans

Election season is over, and the voters have spoken. Arizonans decided Senator Mark Kelly best represented their interests and rewarded him with his first full, six-year term.

Menzel: Scottsdale Unified in 2023

The beginning of a new year provides an opportunity for reflection and future-focused planning. Scottsdale Unified School District serves nearly 22,000 students at 29 physical locations and one online school. We have been serving this community since 1896 when Chaplain Winfield Scott founded the district.
Scottsdale City Council has approved a new permit for the expansion of a local marijuana cultivation facility.

Junion: Short-term rentals scoff Scottsdale’s registration deadline

As I write this piece, the clock winds down on the Jan. 8 deadline for the estimated 5,000 short-term rentals in Scottsdale to apply for licenses to operate. Absolutely no one paying attention to this issue is surprised by the fact less than 20% have complied with the new ordinance.

Janik: New beginnings 2023

The new year brings with it a sense of renewal and a belief that we will continue to improve as individuals and as members of a community. The city of Scottsdale is no exception. Building on regulations passed in 2022, we will strive to implement these new rules in 2023.

Iancu: Intellectual property protections will decide control of global economy

America is the world's most innovative country. Or at least it was. By many measures, that title now belongs to China. The authoritarian powerhouse issued more patents than the United States for …

Caputi: Mandates are not the solution

On Dec. 6, I was proud to be a part of the Scottsdale City Council as we unanimously agreed to adopt the latest updated 2021 building codes. This puts us at the cutting edge of most cities of the Valley and across the United States. Scottsdale is a leader in sustainability and adopting the updated codes means we’ll remain out in front.

Vaules: Scottsdale Unified success beyond COVID

For over 125 years, the Scottsdale public schools have provided outstanding public education to the families of Paradise Valley, Scottsdale and the Arcadia neighborhood of Phoenix.
An Afghan man who was evacuated from Kabul sits on a wall at a temporary housing complex in Doha, Qatar, Aug. 21, 2021. Qatar played an out-sized role in U.S. efforts to evacuate tens of thousands of people from Afghanistan. Now the tiny Gulf Arab state is being asked to help shape what is next for Afghanistan because of its ties with both Washington and the Taliban insurgents now in charge in Kabul. (Qatar Government Communications Office via AP)

Qatar is the ally we need to counter Putin's growing influence

Russia's reprehensible invasion of Ukraine has made one thing clear: The global order is changing. An axis of repressive, authoritarian world powers -- all with ties to Vladimir Putin -- is growing …
All Kids Bike is a national movement led by the Strider Education Foundation, which is a nonprofit formed in 2017 and is now also offered at Hohokam Elementary.

Scottsdale school program teaches bike riding

Hohokam Elementary is offering a program to teach kids how to ride a bike. The All Kids Bike Kindergarten Learn-to-Ride Program is a 24-fleet of bikes, pedal conversion kits, helmets, one teacher …
While stationed in Japan, the Morenos realized there was an opportunity for their children to maintain an American education through ASU Prep Digital.

ASU Prep Digital gives families a flexible educational option

Arizona State University’s ASU Prep Digital program provides educational services for families with untraditional living situations, allowing children to keep up with the standard American curriculum. 

Scottsdale resident makes Lehigh University dean’s list

Dean’s List status, which is awarded to students who earned a scholastic average of 3.6 or better while carrying at least 12 hours of regularly graded courses, has been granted to Paige Christakos for the fall 2022 semester.
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Applications for Charros scholarships due Jan. 27

The Scottsdale Charros have a rich history of supporting education through programs based within the Scottsdale Unified School District as well as education and youth programs delivered through community-based nonprofits. 

New year brings new roles to Scottsdale Unified board

The Scottsdale Unified School District Governing Board jumped into the new year at its first meeting of 2023, welcoming its new members and reassigning certain roles.
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Nursing home

Acacia Health Center named one of the 'Best Nursing Homes' in nation

Acacia Health Center, the onsite health center at Sagewood senior living community, was recently recognized as one of the “Best Nursing Homes” for both short-term rehabilitation and …

Scottsdale charitable social club prepares for upcoming events

The goal to raise millions of dollars for Arizona nonprofits remains despite the Scottsdale 20/30 Club changing its name to the Saguaros.
Fundraising & awards

Childhelp presents annual gala at The Phoenician

Childhelp, a nonprofit dedicated to eliminating child abuse, will host its 19th annual Childhelp Drive the Dream Gala on Feb. 18, at The Phoenician in Scottsdale. 

Abrazo Health hosts cardiology event at Desert Foothills YMCA

Abrazo Health is marking American Heart Month by presenting an Ask-A-Cardiologist event at Desert Foothills Family YMCA. The public is invited to hear Abrazo physicians talk about heart disease …
Our Story

Family honors Holocaust survivor lineage amidst rise in public antisemitism

More and more people are feeling emboldened to publicly express antisemitic tropes. The Anti-Defamation League received 2,717 reports of antisemitic assault, harassment and vandalism in 2021, 34% …

With the Super Bowl just over two weeks away, short-term rental hosts and host platforms are getting ready for an onslaught of visitors. On Jan. 26, Airbnb is hosting a safety forum in Scottsdale …

To aid the fight against diabetes, Ford is bringing the most powerful Mustang GT ever to Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction. The all-new, seventh-generation 2024 Mustang GT with VIN 001 will be …
The Vacation Rental Management Association has announced that Alex Husner has been elected to join its Board of Directors. Husner will bring her travel and tourism industry expertise to work in …
As the car collecting hobby evolves with technology, Barrett-Jackson Auction Company CEO Craig Jackson and President Steve Davis are aiming to attract younger generations into their love of …
Scottsdale Entertainment

Bestselling author Steve Berry to visit Scottsdale for book signing

Author Steve Berry is coming to the Poisoned Pen Bookstore in Scottsdale to promote his new book in the Cotton Malone series, The Last Kingdom. Berry, a New York Times bestselling author, will …

Scottsdale Philharmonic releases 2023 concert schedule

The Scottsdale Philharmonic has announced its 2023 concert schedule for Sundays, Feb. 19, March 19 and May 7, all from 4-6 p.m. at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts.
Arizona Musicfest's office is located at 7950 E. Thompson Peak Parkway in Scottsdale.

Arizona Musicfest continues season with artists Johnny Mathis, Chris Botti

Arizona Musicfest will continue its 2022–23 concert season with the addition of Johnny Mathis and Chris Botti. Musicfest performances will also include 14-time Grammy winner David Foster …

Super Bowl party round up: Drake, JJ Watt, Rick Ross, Allen Iverson a part of Valley events

From musical performances to private parties and fundraisers, several star-studded events are scheduled to take place around the Valley come Super Bowl weekend. Super Bowl LVII will take …
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Scottsdale’s Western Week begins Saturday

Grab your cowboy hat and giddy-up on over to Old Town Scottsdale as it transforms into an Old West experience for the entire family for the city’s Western Week. The annual week-long event …
Founded by Coley Arnold and Lindsey Holt, the Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market returns again to the WestWorld of Scottsdale.

Junk in the Trunk opens again at WestWorld April 21-23

Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market, a semi-annual shopping experience that connects shoppers with local artists, makers, and curators, will return over the weekend of April 21-23 to WestWorld in Scottsdale.
Fay Yarbrough teaches history at Rice University in Houston, Texas.

Scottsdale Civil War Round Table hosts historian

At 5 p.m. on Feb. 21, the Scottsdale Civil War Round Table will host historian Fay Yarbrough, discussing her recent book “Choctaw Confederates: The American Civil War in Indian Country.” …
The “Retrospective of Fred Tieken” will open to the public from 6 to 9 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 2, with a reception celebrating the life and art of Tieken, who passed away April 18, 2022.

‘Retrospective of Fred Tieken’ opens Feb. 2, at Royse Contemporary

Royse Contemporary will present, Feb. 2-27, the “Retrospective of Fred Tieken,” featuring a broad selection of his work throughout his artistic career, concluding with his final works never before exhibited.
"Bronc Rider" by Clayton Porter, one of the four artists to be featured in Gebert Contemporary's Western Artwalk Invitational.

Western Artwalk Invitational at Gebert Contemporary coming Feb. 2

Opening Feb. 2 at Gebert Contemporary Art Gallery in Scottsdale, prints by Fritz Scholder (1937-2005), fine art photography by Werner Segarra, graphite drawings by Clayton Porter, and paintings and …
The 11th Annual Scottdale Community College Music Department Showcase returns on Feb. 11.

Grammy winner performs at Scottsdale Community College

On Feb. 11, the 11th Annual Scottsdale Community College Music Department Showcase and George Benson Honorary Scholarship Presentation will take the stage. 
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